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Old 02-16-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Reading the thread about the first class status of Orthodox women made me think about how Jews often have misconceptions about other branches of Judaism: Litvish yeshivish, chassidic, centrist orthodox, open orthodox, conservadox/Masorti, conservative, reform, reconstructionist, humanist, Israeli charedi, and Israeli dati leumi / kippa sruga. What are some myths people believe about your denomination and what do you wish people knew? Feel free to ask questions about other denominations.
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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Does anybody here belong to Na Nach? Are you guys really hippie Chasidics?

What's the difference between open orthodox and conservadox?
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:39 PM
 
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What's the difference between open orthodox and conservadox?
Same bride, different veil.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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What's the difference between open orthodox and conservadox?
When asked about this, Avi Weiss said the following:
  • Orthodox Jews believe that the Torah was given by God at Mount Sinai in its current form. Second,
  • Orthodoxy believes that "legal authority is cumulative, and that a contemporary posek (decisor) can only issue judgments based on a full history of Jewish legal precedent", whereas Conservative Jews believe "precedent provides illustrations of possible positions rather than binding law. Conservatism, therefore, remains free to select whichever position within the prior history appeals to it". Third,
  • Orthodoxy is characterized by ritually-observant members who "meticulously keep Shabbat (the Sabbath), Kashrut (the Dietary Laws), Taharat ha-Mishpaha (the Laws of Family Purity), and pray three times a day", whereas Conservative Judaism "is generally not composed of ritually observant Jews. Thus, only in our community if a 'permissive custom' is accepted, can it be meaningful."[8]
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:41 AM
 
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When asked about this, Avi Weiss said the following:
  • Orthodox Jews believe that the Torah was given by God at Mount Sinai in its current form. Second,
  • Orthodoxy believes that "legal authority is cumulative, and that a contemporary posek (decisor) can only issue judgments based on a full history of Jewish legal precedent", whereas Conservative Jews believe "precedent provides illustrations of possible positions rather than binding law. Conservatism, therefore, remains free to select whichever position within the prior history appeals to it". Third,
  • Orthodoxy is characterized by ritually-observant members who "meticulously keep Shabbat (the Sabbath), Kashrut (the Dietary Laws), Taharat ha-Mishpaha (the Laws of Family Purity), and pray three times a day", whereas Conservative Judaism "is generally not composed of ritually observant Jews. Thus, only in our community if a 'permissive custom' is accepted, can it be meaningful."[8]
Hi, yes....but what's the difference between open orthodox and conservadox?
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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Hi, yes....but what's the difference between open orthodox and conservadox?
Bobo, you've seen a lot of terms. Best case scenario. We drop the adjective before the word Jew. That makes us all Jews. Now we can break all us Jews into two categories: those who guard the Torah and it's Mitzvos, and those who do not. All the rest of those terms are meaningless.
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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Serious and honest question for orthodox men and women:

Do you say a blessing before and after sexual intercourse?
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:31 PM
 
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Serious and honest question for orthodox men and women:

Do you say a blessing before and after sexual intercourse?
It's a Mitzvah so none is needed.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:58 PM
 
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Bobo, you've seen a lot of terms. Best case scenario. We drop the adjective before the word Jew. That makes us all Jews. Now we can break all us Jews into two categories: those who guard the Torah and it's Mitzvos, and those who do not. All the rest of those terms are meaningless.
Hmmm. To some people, including a few on this forum, the terms are very important.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Lake Worth, FL
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To the holier than thou Orthodox Jew, apparently they are not.

They are to me though.
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